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Rapper XXXTentacion dead after alleged drive-by shooting in Miami

Rapper XXXTentacion dead after alleged drive-by shooting in Miami

Following news of his death on Monday, many fans shared a video Onfroy had posted to Snapchat in which he discussed the kind of legacy he wanted to leave.

Often described as one of rap's most controversial artists, XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, rocketed to fame after his song "Look at Me" went viral on social media and SoundCloud in 2016.

'If I'm going to die or ever be a sacrifice, I want to make sure that my life made at least five million kids happy, ' he said.

In addition, XXX's final post to his Instagram Story was an announcement that he was "planning a charity event for this weekend" in his native Florida.

TMZ reported that witnesses said the 20-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, was shot in his vehicle after leaving a motorcycle dealer in South Florida.

Police said the 20-year-old was leaving the dealership when he was approached by two armed suspects. At least one of the suspects fired, and then both fled the scene in a dark SUV. XXXtentacion was brought to a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The rapper was recently the subject of a Miami New Times feature that shed more light on who he is.

No additional details about the shooting were immediately provided, and authorities have not released a suspect description yet.

The lawyer for slain rapper XXXTentacion said Tuesday that detectives believe he was fatally shot in a random robbery while likely planning to buy a motorcycle at an upscale shop near a low-income neighbourhood in South Florida.

The rapper released two studio albums, 17 and ?

Travis Barker tweeted: "I'm at a loss for words... speechless #RIPXXXTentacion Loved collaborating with you". "We had our differences and battles in the field but at the end of it all, X reached out to me like a man and we talked it out, like men".

With controversies overshadowing his career, Spotify briefly blacklisted Onfroy's songs from its service earlier this year. The rapper was involved in serious legal trouble and episodes of violence, including getting into fights with fans, and had been accused of repeated instances of domestic assault.


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